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    Happy B-Day Stephen Stills

    Stephen Arthur Stills is 74 today. My favorite guitarist and singer. A 100 more Stephen!!!!!!!!!!



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    I'm with ya. Big fan of his as well. My favorite song he did was "Black Queen". Never released as a single and never became big but he played it exceptionally well I think.
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    He's the reason I picked up an acoustic guitar: Listening to "Bluebird" on Buffalo Springfield Again in '68 or '69 I wanted to sound like him and his old Martin. It's not going to happen but it is still fun trying to get there.

    I picked up Both Sides of The Sky earlier this year - has some interesting previously-unreleased Jimi Hendrix sessions, including a really fine version of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" with Jimi (on bass and multi-tracked guitars), Stills on organ, and Buddy Miles on drums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp69 View Post
    I'm with ya. Big fan of his as well. My favorite song he did was "Black Queen". Never released as a single and never became big but he played it exceptionally well I think.
    Love the album credit for that song: "Was recorded live & the performance is courtesy of Jose Cuervo Gold Label Tequila."
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    I like these interviews from 1973: https://youtu.be/W8jjXrTPGN0

    he jams on old martins and talks a lot :)

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    He owns a pre-war Martin D-45 that is worth over a hundred thousand dollars.

    As far as songs I don't know where to begin I love them all: Church, Change Partners, Johnny's Garden, Do for the Others, Thoroughfare Gap, So Begins the Task, Hide it So Deep, and on and on and on...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by CA-35 View Post
    He owns a pre-war Martin D-45 that is worth over a hundred thousand dollars.

    As far as songs I don't know where to begin I love them all: Church, Change Partners, Johnny's Garden, Do for the Others, Thoroughfare Gap, So Begins the Task, Hide it So Deep, and on and on and on...........
    Tree Top Flyer is great and best live. This video he kills it: https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU

    He was my fave of the 4. Neil is just too much, Graham I just don't know much about, David very interesting but crazy. Stills seemed to be the one. IMHO.

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    I was always stunned by his right hand playing. Never seen him with a pick. What a great and unique style he has.

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    Happy Birthday to one of the musical icons of my youth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    I like these interviews from 1973: https://youtu.be/W8jjXrTPGN0

    he jams on old martins and talks a lot :)
    Thanks for sharing this. Admittedly, though I respect his talent, I've never been too into Stephen Stills solo without those other guys, but I love watching laid back, intimate interviews like this. Very interesting to hear the stories of where an artist comes from!
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